Monday, April 30, 2012

Pinterest Updates

Yikes, I have been so crazy these last few weeks, one thing I have not had time to do is be on Pinterest! One one hand, good because when you are on it all the time, you start to see the same pins over and over resurfacing. Bad because I feel like I have missed things. I was thinking the other day how great this resource is for people who need a little help with decorating their home. There is really no excuse now with all of these amazing pictures culled together by others for you right on your computer screen.  These are some of my favorite pictures from the last few weeks.







And I pinned this tonight..a picture of my cute elephant necklaces on ribbon donated to our Progressive Dinner gift bags for Beaux Arts (that post is next).  I LOVE them and plan on putting them on my website when I can restock the elephant charms.  You can check out my Pinterest here

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Eclectic at the Pierre Hotel

The apartment in the Pierre that belongs to Matthew Mellon and his wife Nicole Hanley Mellon is featured in Vogue with beautiful photographs taken by Claiborne Swanson Frank.  Although she decorated the apartment herself, she worked with several designers including Celerie Kemble and Cristin DeVeer, the end result being an eclectic apartment with a fresh take on classic.



The living room centers around a Peter Beard photograph.


Shelves filled with family moments and history.






Their son Force's room...Matthew also shares a daughter Araminta "Minty" with first wife, Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon.


The couple's website/blog HanleyMellon.com is all about fashion perspective.  Tons of fashion features and outfit spreads like below.  The couple's fashion line Hanley Mellon was started in 2008 and described as "American legacy meets European Bohemia".  A Samantha Thavasa handbag collection followed. 




So fun to get a peek of this apartment.  I think it would be the ultimate..living in a perfectly located hotel in New York City with every amenity, maid service and amazing room service one phone call away.  Sounds great!

Photos courtesy of Vogue.com and HanleyMellon.com

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Zanmi Beni Bakesale



This Sunday, a bunch of my friends had a bake sale to benefit Zanmi Beni, an children's home in Haiti where many children displaced and abandoned from the 2010 Earthquake live.  Two amazing Moms working with Partners in Health have been flying back and forth to Haiti, bringing friends and supporters to help build this special place and stay involved with the children there.  Their hands-on approach is working and many of their friends and their daughters have become heavily involved raising money for these children, many of whom were living in the pediatric ward of Port-au-Prince's General Hospital, which was badly damaged in the Earthquake.


The bake sale was a huge success, so many families stopped by and stocked up on goodies.





One thing looked better than the next...


Cupcakes, cookies, pound cakes, cake pops..all hand made and delicious.


Zanmi Beni means "blessed friends" in Haitian Creole.  The children living there are blessed to have these amazing women involved in their lives.  To read more about this organization, click here.
So proud of my friends and their hard work!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Happy Hound


One of my favorite finds on Etsy is Happy Hound.  This seller has a fun selection of high quality notecards, notepads and gift tags. 

this looks like someone we all know...
I ordered these fox notes for me..

so many equestrian items...


Lovely place cards..
I love the notepads..such a cute gift.

There are even handmade soaps on her site...
These gift tags are amazing..

This line is so different and fresh.  The prices are very reasonable as well.
Check out Happy Hound on Etsy 

Monday, April 16, 2012

G.I.V.E. Day 2012

G.I.V.E. Day was this past Saturday! Months of preparations finally came together and it was an unbelievable day. Over 1,600 people came out to a historic high school in Overtown to help complete our beautifying project. By the afternoon, over 10,000 plants were in the ground and over 800 gallons of paint were on the walls. Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International employees came out in record numbers and worked with students and administrators of the school, vendors, suppliers, City Year students and volunteers and even some cruise passengers to paint and landscape.


All the plants were set in place and just needed to be put in the ground and covered in mulch.



Even an early morning downpour didn't slow anyone down...


The students painting their courtyard..
Everyone had so much fun...it was a fantastic day.
One more event next week!

Photos by Eddy Mathieu

Friday, April 13, 2012

Oprah's Clutch...

This super cute Sharp Hill Designs clutch practically jumped out of the pages of Oprah Magazine at me! I love the stripes and the big bow...


And it comes in black and white...

And then some florals....

When I went to the website..I saw this Vintage Grain Sack Collection..so cute..and green!